News about Nexus and NFC.
February 26th, 2014
Transaction technology provider Carta Worldwide has added support for host card emulation (HCE) to its mobile payments platform — and is currently “supporting market trials in Europe and North America” that are expected to lead…
December 5th, 2013
Hong Kong fashion retailer Central Central has used NFC at a party celebrating its second anniversary. By checking in at NFC tablets placed at key locations around the store, guests could interact with motion-based games…
October 31st, 2013
Google has taken the wraps off its much-anticipated Nexus 5 NFC smartphone. As the first Android 4.4 device, it will also be the first to offer support for Host Card Emulation. The Nexus 5 is…
October 7th, 2013
As speculation builds for the likely launch of the Google Nexus 5 and new Android KitKat operating system later this month, rumours suggest Google could also unveil a smartwatch and NFC ring.
October 1st, 2013
Google Japan has unveiled a vending machine that allows consumers to tap to download Android games from the Google Play store via NFC. The units will be located outside the Parco department store in Shibuya,…
September 6th, 2013
An LG smartphone which commentators suspect could be the next Google Nexus handset has been spotted passing through FCC approval, reports Engadget. The device looks set to offer NFC, Qi wireless charging, 4G LTE and clues in the documentation point to it running “KitKat”, the next version of Android.
July 29th, 2013
Creative design studio O’Dea has developed a series of upmarket wireless induction charging pads that include embedded NFC tags. Both the US$449 black cherry wood and felt Cherry Charger and the US$549 concrete and cork…
February 21st, 2013
Oberthur Technologies has announced that its Pearl Secure Element 800k Classic embedded secure element has been certified by MasterCard for Mobile PayPass applications and by Google for Google Wallet. Pearl is already being used in the Google Nexus 4 smartphone and Nexus 10 Android tablet, says Oberthur, and the Google certification means it is now “ready to be integrated into any type of any Android device”.
November 14th, 2012
The new Android 4.2 Jelly Bean mobile phone and tablet reference devices make use of a Broadcom NFC controller chip instead of the NXP chips Google used in earlier models. Broadcom has also contributed its NFC software stack to the Android Open Source Project.
June 27th, 2012
Google has unveiled its hotly anticipated Nexus tablet at the Google I/O developers’ conference in San Francisco. The Nexus 7 is a 7-inch NFC tablet made by Asus. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and…
February 10th, 2012
The latest Google Wallet hack is the first to impact users of stock Android phones and allows anyone who obtains a lost or stolen device which does not have a screen lock set up to gain access to and spend the owner’s prepaid card balance.
January 17th, 2012
The US carrier has revealed it will be adding two further NFC phones to its line up, the Galaxy Nexus and the LG Viper, and more are on their way.
October 10th, 2011
September 12th, 2011
The latest NFC phone rumours and announcements, including: Sony Ericsson’s Nozomi, Samsung’s Omnia W Windows phone, US Samsung Galaxy S II rumours, iPhone 5 anticipation building to fever pitch and Google’s Schmidt hints Android Ice Cream Sandwich could ship in October.
August 23rd, 2011
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: First Android 4 phone could come in October • Rogers planning NFC launch? • Tags stores take off • Jiepang eyes mobile commerce • Tagstar shields tags • BlackBerry NFC delay • Turkcell tests tickets • Vivotech adds NFC POS terminal • and more…
January 25th, 2011
The Apple NFC rumour mill has swung into action again today, with new speculation that the company plans to include near field communication in both the next iPhone and the next iPad — and could…
January 11th, 2011
The successor to Samsung’s hugely successful Galaxy S smartphone is set to launch at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month, according to a report in Korean publication Etnews — and near field communication functionality…
December 16th, 2010
Tech repair website iFixit has dismantled and photographed Samsung’s Nexus S smartphone, the first Android device to run the new Gingerbread operating system and the first to include support for near field communication. For anyone…
December 10th, 2010
“All the functionality you need is in the Nexus S,” NXP has told NFC World, and Google will be rolling out SDKs to support mobile payments and other NFC services on a step-by-step basis.
December 7th, 2010
A short video on Google’s Nexus S microsite showcases the phone’s NFC capabilities and may hint at the direction of the search and advertising giant’s first moves with the technology. In the film Android engineer…